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Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Have you ever wondered why a particular set of students can’t read or adapt and they are in the same class as those who can? Why is it that you’re paid to teach but yet it’s not the majority that learns? The mentality of these...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness: I’m writing to you today in regard to the planned Bernard lodge ’city’ development. I think this idea needs to be re-evaluated. I recently read a comment in an article where the...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Good Friday is a day that most countries specially recognise as the time when Jesus gave up His life to save the human race. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Rom.3:23). This means that all of us are in need...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: My fellow Jamaicans, we must work together with the Government to protect our environment from pollution, because if this situation continues the way it is now, where only the Government is working to save it, in the future we...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am inclined to think that all is well that ends well with the dengue outbreak, although I have not heard any convincing announcement that the Ministry of Health has eliminated it. Earlier, the ministry announced that they had...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is now the norm on all major roads across Kingston to see taxi drivers driving on the wrong side of the road during rush-hour traffic. I have encountered them on several occasions hurtling towards me as I travel in the opposite...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:15 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: From Cuba in the north to Trinidad and Tobago in the south, North America has masterminded the importation of the intellectual minds from the Caribbean. Many scholars, after attaining their quality education in the Caribbean, have...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: This letter is not in defence of high school student athletes. I attended Calabar sixth form and am a former board chair of another high school with a strong sports programme. I know the lure of idolising student athletes and...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The unique experiences of rural Jamaicans should be something that we highlight and revere. Rural Jamaicans live within a societal context that is marked by inequity in terms of education and health, among other key tenets of...

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:24 AM

Open letter to Dr Herbert Gayle: THE EDITOR, Sir: Dear Dr Gayle, I read your speech at the recent nutrition seminar at The Mico University College. Great analysis and presumed prescriptive conclusions. Yes, I agree, all those factors you...

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The issue of the non-signing of the relevant documents prior to playing for the Reggae Boyz by the England-based players is a sour matter that needs to be addressed. I am taken aback as to the motive of these players why they are...

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: This is a public appeal to the Ministry of Education Region Four. I am a physics teacher who has submitted a copy of my degree certificate to the Ministry of Education in Region Four for it to be processed, in order to receive my...

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Joyous ode rang out at Webster Memorial Church on Half-Way Tree Road, St Andrew, on Friday, honouring the life of many people’s friend, Kerry Magnus. Juxtaposed amid sombre tributes were beautiful, spiritual songs that are atypical...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Open letter to East Portland: THE EDITOR, Sir: When Norman Manley made it clear to educate us, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) rebuffed it and asked, “Education can nyam?” And the Labourites said “No, we want food.” When P.J. Patterson announced the...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Andrew Azar’s passion for Jamaica’s horseracing industry to one day, attain first-world standards, and his strong desire for the unsatisfactory facilities at Caymanas Park to be improved for the jockeys, grooms, patrons, etc is...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am a resident of upper Belvedere, Red Hills in St Andrew, and I am writing about the worsening water problems, which are creating a major crisis in the community. The water supply has, for decades, been intermittent for many in...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Agriculture is the sector that will drive growth in the economy, in order for all Jamaicans to see a positive dream. It will let their children, growing up on this island, see a better way of life, studying and working to bring...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As a follow-up to the letter ‘Children need dental care’ published on March 19, 2019, again I would like to emphasise the need for more dental nurses to be in the healthcare delivery system. The dental nurse can significantly add...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Gleaner on Friday, April 5, published an article titled ‘Supreme Ventures’ nonsensical reply’. I was so annoyed reading this article. How rude is Mr. Andrew Azar to question the Government’s actions and speak of them in such...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: We write in response to concerns raised in the local media about the possible involvement of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) in the development of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for the electricity sector, given PCJ...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Now that the dust is settled, it is now appropriate to make an analysis. The utterances and conduct of Damion Crawford on the campaign trail have unmasked a number of old issues in our politics and society, namely sex, class,...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Open letter to Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett: THE EDITOR, Sir: We have met several times from years ago, but you may not remember, as you meet so many people! I am one of very many opposing the new captive dolphin facility in Discovery...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:30 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: “Mommy, Education Minister Ruel Reid has been fired because of nepotism. It is when you hire family and friends without qualification.” (11-year-old boy, St Elizabeth)  “Reid was sacked as minister over allegations of...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: There is a saying, ‘show me your company, I tell you who are’, but many times, this isn’t true. This is particularly so when associates disguise themselves as something they really are not. Sometimes one is surrounded by a wolf...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I must applaud the decision of Hydel High’s head coach, Mr Corey Bennett, for protecting his charges and not allowing his top athletes to compete at this year’s CARIFTA trials for fear of overwork. As coach Bennett has pointed out...

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